Best of … shopping in Salt Lake City
Written by: Lindsay Shugerman
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
For decades, Salt Lake City has billed itself as the crossroads of the west.
And with world class skiing, gorgeous scenery and one of the friendliest set of locals anywhere, it might be true. But did you know that Salt Lake City is also a great place to shop?
From malls to outdoor shopping areas to quaint one-of-a-kind shops, Salt Lake City and nearby towns like Provo and Park City have everything a shopper could want. Here’s a sample of the best places to start your shopping in Salt Lake City.
From trolley stop to trolley shops
Built in 1908 to house the city’s trolleys and trolley repair centers, the building found a new life in 1972 when the carbarns were converted into a stylish, unique home for local shops and restaurants.
Today, Trolley Square, located at the corner of 600 South and 700 East, is home to dozens of local and national shops, a microbrewery and several tasty options for lunch, dinner or a late night snack. And it’s easy to find.
Where the old and new blend beautifully
Shopping is just a little more fun when you have a place like The Gateway nearby. Constructed to include the fully restored 1908 Union Pacific Depot with its classic French Renaissance architecture and restored original artwork, the sense of history blends with the newer lines of the Olympic Legacy Plaza and its dancing waters.
You’ll find your favorite nation chain stores like bebe and Hollister plus local shops like Tricked Out Accessories and Tresor Jewelers.
Step back into a simpler time
Get away from the ordinary and rediscover the joy of a less hectic time. Gardner Village is the perfect antidote to technology overload.
With buildings dating to Utah’s pioneer days, this collection of shops featuring handcrafted home decor and collectibles is the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon of shopping, strolling and dining. Gardner Village is located at 1100 West 7800 South in West Jordan, just 12 miles from downtown Salt Lake City.
A new chapter in SLC shopping
In March of 2012, a brand new face of shopping opens in Salt Lake City. With a retractable roof, a creek running through the center of the open-air plaza and pedestrian bridge to give shoppers street-free access to both sides of the plaza, City Creek promises to be an exciting addition to shopping in Salt Lake City.
With over 80 stores, including Utah favorites like Deseret Book and national retail giants like Nordstrom and Macy’s, this is a must-see for your SLC shopping trip.
Skiing? I’m here for the shopping!
Of course Park City is known for its amazing skiing. And then there’s the matter of a world-famous film festival that comes to town, complete with an A-List of celebrities every year.
But when I go to Park City, odds are shopping is at least a part of the reason. OK, most of it! And with shops and galleries galore lining the quaint, narrow main street, who can blame me? With places like Enjoy Zeta with their hot fashions, or Mountain Timber where there’s never a shortage of things I HAVE to have for my home, it’s no wonder that I have a hard time seeing past the shops to the slopes!